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Roberta Peters (Peterman)

Birthplace: Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States
Death: January 18, 2017 (86)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Solomon Peterman and Ruth Peterman
Wife of Bertram Fields
Ex-wife of Robert Merrill

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About Roberta Peters

One of the most prominent American singers to achieve lasting fame and success in opera, Peters is noted for her 35-year association with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, among the longest such associations between a singer and a company in opera. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1998.

Peters was briefly married to baritone Robert Merrill in 1952, later admitting she had fallen in love with the voice and not the man. The two divorced amicably, remained friends and continued to perform together in opera and recitals. She remarried in 1955, to Bertram Fields, with whom she had two sons.

She is not traceably related to singer Bernadette Peters (nee Lazzara).

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Roberta Peters's Timeline

May 4, 1930
Bronx County, New York, United States
January 18, 2017
Age 86